Without further ado...
Okay, one more.
That oughtta' do it.
Now for some photos. (Regulars will surely note that the pictures are not uniform in size. Blogger, in its infinite wisdom, has changed the format and I am no longer able to alter the sizing.)
In the artsy-fartsy category: A leaf with water droplets.
Next up: A rarely photographed (because I rarely seem 'em) Green Heron.
Below, a young Jay waits for Mom or Dad to bring lunch. The slightly-drooping wings are a classic baby-bird begging posture. It's exaggerated when the parents are nearby. (Lucy, my parrot, does the same thing when she wants Dad to give her a peanut.)
Another young Jay tries to make some sense of the water fountain/bird bath.
A young grackle demonstrates that all children, feathered or non, can be a tad demanding.
A minute later, the parent left and Junior was forced to fend for himself (no doubt to Mom or Dad's relief). He doesn't look too happy about it, though.
Brace yourself for another in the artsy-fartsy department. This time, we see my favourite Tequila shot glass, backlit by a candle. No extra charge for the fingerprints.
Many people are surprised when they see what they think is some sort of largeish sparrow and are told it's a female redwing blackbird. They are very unlike the male. I think they're pretty, though. Below, one prepares to sip from the fountain.
I hope the young duckling below lived to grow into those feet.
Since I was a kid, I've loved frogs. I'm awestruck by any critter that is at home in different environments and their metamorphosis is as marvelous as that of a butterfly. I stalked the bullfrog below very carefully for quite some time before I was able to get the shot I wanted. And if I do say so myself, it's a beauty.
That'll do for this round. Thanks to all who come to take a peek.